As conductor of England's Winchester Cathedral Choir, Andrew Lumsden has burnished the sound and the reputation of that nearly thousand-year-old ensemble. He is also a noted organist and has conducted several other important English choirs.
Lumsden was born in 1962; his father was the educator, choral director, and organist Sir David Lumsden. He attended secondary school at Winchester College, moving on to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), and then St. John's College, Cambridge, as an organ scholar. There, he assisted in training the college choir. He studied choral conducting and organ throughout, and his first post was as assistant organist at Southwark Cathedral in London, beginning in 1985. In 1988, he became sub-organist at Westminster Abbey, a high-profile position that saw ... Read Full Biography